Comments on: Blender vs. Mixer http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/ Cocktails, Slinging Booze, original drinks, and Tiki Mon, 08 Sep 2008 17:30:21 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6.1 By: Rick http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2523 Rick Fri, 01 Feb 2008 05:13:56 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2523 Trader, I have an LG refrigerator I got about 3 years ago. It does a bunch of sizes of moon shapes and crushes. I absolutely love it. The Bum just posted about ice crushers: http://blog.beachbumberry.com/ Trader,

I have an LG refrigerator I got about 3 years ago. It does a bunch of sizes of moon shapes and crushes. I absolutely love it.

The Bum just posted about ice crushers:
http://blog.beachbumberry.com/

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By: TraderTiki http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2515 TraderTiki Mon, 28 Jan 2008 18:57:18 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2515 Dr. Bamboo - Thanks! Rick - may I ask what fridge/icemaker you have? Mine just does the little half-ovoids, no crusher (but plenty of hand-wringers and the Snoflake). Repeal Day shifted me towards classic cocktails, but the upcoming <a href="http://www.tradertiki.com/february-19th-tiki-third-tuesday-at-teardrop/" rel="nofollow">Teardrop event</a> has me really hitting the books and bar on Tiki Drinks. Love Baker's book, though the recipes can be... curious to read. MrBaliHai - I have been doing a bit of experimenting with ice too... with the new mixer, and some new glassware (13.5 oz. zombie glasses!), it's been a bit challenging to make sure each drink is worthy of presentation. I might have to make a Zombie punch again tonight... for science. Dr. Bamboo - Thanks!

Rick - may I ask what fridge/icemaker you have? Mine just does the little half-ovoids, no crusher (but plenty of hand-wringers and the Snoflake). Repeal Day shifted me towards classic cocktails, but the upcoming Teardrop event has me really hitting the books and bar on Tiki Drinks. Love Baker’s book, though the recipes can be… curious to read.

MrBaliHai - I have been doing a bit of experimenting with ice too… with the new mixer, and some new glassware (13.5 oz. zombie glasses!), it’s been a bit challenging to make sure each drink is worthy of presentation. I might have to make a Zombie punch again tonight… for science.

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By: MrBaliHai http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2513 MrBaliHai Sat, 26 Jan 2008 04:17:56 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2513 Good stuff! I've been conducting my own Zombie experiments over at <a href="http://www.cocktailians.com/2008/01/zombie-la-louch.html" rel="nofollow">Cocktailians</a>. I went for the full five seconds using a standard blender and 3/4 cup of crushed ice, then added ice cubes to fill the rest of the glass as called for in the 1934 Zombie Punch recipe in Sippin' Safari. The result was uniformly chilled, and not watery in the slightest. Good stuff!

I’ve been conducting my own Zombie experiments over at Cocktailians. I went for the full five seconds using a standard blender and 3/4 cup of crushed ice, then added ice cubes to fill the rest of the glass as called for in the 1934 Zombie Punch recipe in Sippin’ Safari. The result was uniformly chilled, and not watery in the slightest.

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By: Rick http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2507 Rick Fri, 25 Jan 2008 02:30:55 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2507 I have to 100% agree with Dr. Bamboo. My fridge produces an interesting crushed ice. I get anything from 1/4" chunks to shaved ice. I vastly enjoy the magic the variety adds to tiki drinks. Discussing blending techniques with Jeff Berry at Tales last year, he suggested going for a 3 second blend instead of 5. It does aerate the drink nicely without giving you any watered down taste. Well then, I was going to keep making drinks out of Baker's book, but it looks like it's time for a Zombie! I have to 100% agree with Dr. Bamboo.

My fridge produces an interesting crushed ice. I get anything from 1/4″ chunks to shaved ice. I vastly enjoy the magic the variety adds to tiki drinks.

Discussing blending techniques with Jeff Berry at Tales last year, he suggested going for a 3 second blend instead of 5. It does aerate the drink nicely without giving you any watered down taste.

Well then, I was going to keep making drinks out of Baker’s book, but it looks like it’s time for a Zombie!

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By: Dr. Bamboo http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2506 Dr. Bamboo Wed, 23 Jan 2008 19:43:19 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2506 THIS is exactly why the web was created. How else would this kind of vital information be shared in a timely fashion? And yes, I think you need to conduct many, many more experiments...in the spirit of scientific inquiry of course ;-) I eagerly await your findings. THIS is exactly why the web was created. How else would this kind of vital information be shared in a timely fashion?

And yes, I think you need to conduct many, many more experiments…in the spirit of scientific inquiry of course ;-)

I eagerly await your findings.

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By: TraderTiki http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2505 TraderTiki Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:05:18 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2505 Thank Erik, I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to throw in a chilled glass jar for this evening's round. Thank Erik, I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll have to throw in a chilled glass jar for this evening’s round.

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By: erik_flannestad http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2504 erik_flannestad Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:01:00 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/blender-vs-mixer/#comment-2504 The glass jar of the mixer, unless pre-chilled, is going to suck a lot of cold out of your drink, in comparison to the stainless tin of the mixer. The glass jar of the mixer, unless pre-chilled, is going to suck a lot of cold out of your drink, in comparison to the stainless tin of the mixer.

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